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    sharp muscle pain, about 4" above knee, when skip/skidding

    hey, i'm getting this pain as described above in the forward leg. i feel i may be pulling up with that leg as well as using my lower rear leg to resist the wheel when my legs are at about 1 o'clock (painful guy) and 7 o'clock (business guy). it's like a pulled muscle pain - doesn't feel good at all. i'm doing something wrong. anyone have any insight/experience?

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    Advil! Ice!

    Also, definitely don't skid for awhile.

    To prevent it in the future, I've heard you can strengthen that area by lifting milk jugs with your toes while sitting down. If you have a brake, try and use it and/or do the resist stop more.

    I know, I skid too, but the human knee isn't made to skid.

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    yeah bit it's not the knee. it's the muscle inside the thigh above the knee on the side that isn't locking up. so i feel it's me doing something wrong technically

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    Yeah, that's basically your groin, it caused me all sorts of problems when I started skidding. Its getting sore because you're pulling up with that leg and locking at both the knee and small of your back.

    Have you tried stretching it before you go riding?

    I found that the butterfly stretch and then just an extended leg stretch would mitigate the problems. Both before and after I'd ride.

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    "i'm doing something wrong. anyone have any insight/experience?"

    hate to state the obvious, but try a brake?

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    It totally goes away man. Its just that if you get strain injuries to muscles like that, it takes a lot longer to make them stronger if you don't stretch them out afterwards.

    Once they get stronger then you can work on your lower back strength. Then you can distribute the upwards force up to your upper back and shoulders and your groin won't hurt at all.

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    k got it. thanks all. question though; should the "high" leg be doing anything? i feel like i'm pulling up with it (to counter rotation like the other leg) and that's why i'm straining it, but i guess if i lock both legs "downwards" then it'll work better because i'm using my entire body weight to stop rotation. that make sense?

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